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Coming Soon: Oliva Serie Vs Made in Miami

Dec 22, 2011 | By David Savona
Coming Soon: Oliva Serie Vs Made in Miami

The Oliva Serie V cigar is the top-of-the-line cigar from Oliva Cigar Co. Up until now they have all been made in Nicaragua, but soon cigar lovers will be able to smoke an Oliva Serie V rolled in Miami.

Oliva, which makes its headquarters in Miami Lakes, Florida, recently moved into a new Miami facility. Next month it will begin making preparations to roll cigars in that new facility.

"We moved in about a month ago. We will begin setting up the rolling room in January," said Jose Oliva, president of the company.

The Nicaraguan Oliva Serie V brand is made by only 22 workers, who are paid a salary, not by the cigar, as are other factory workers. "Serie V remains special because of the attention to detail and the limited number of cigars made each year," said Oliva. An Oliva Serie V has made Cigar Aficionado's Top 25 list for four years in a row, from 2007 to 2010, the most current list published. The Miami Serie V will have some nice touches making it different from the Nicaragua version. The company will list production totals, who made the smoke, how long it was aged, as well as other details.

Look for more information in an upcoming Cigar Insider.

To read the most recent Cigar Aficionado feature story on Oliva Cigar Co., click here.

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"This has been one of go to smokes for a while now. I'm interested to see how the Miami version works out. I know I'll be trying it for sure." —December 29, 2011 17:33 PM
"That's great! The V is one of my favorite's!" —December 23, 2011 17:43 PM
"Labor in Miami is much, much more expensive than in Nicaragua, so I think it's inevitable that these cigars will be more expensive than their Nicaraguan counterparts. (If they are not, I don't understand the math!) I enjoy Serie Vs very much as well, and I look forward to smoking one. Yes, the original Tatuaje was rolled in Miami and some Tatuajes are still rolled there. I'm not sure if they are better. The rollers at that little factory are amazing, and it's a tiny place (I think there are about a dozen working there). Better? Hard to say. Different? Sure. " —December 23, 2011 14:41 PM
"Dave the serie V is one of my favorites. Is there going to be a big price difference for the US citizen version of the V? Doesn't Tatuaje have a similar cigar, one made in Miami (brown label) and one in Nicaragua (red label)? I could be totally wrong, but a tobacco shop owner told me that the Miami cigars are much better. Is this brick and mortar B.S., or is it true. Thanks" —December 23, 2011 00:45 AM

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